Program Manager

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction
May 21, 2024
3116 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX
Job Type
Salary Range
Competitive salary based on experience


Who Are We: 

The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) is a non-profit organization providing recovery support services to individuals in or seeking recovery from substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring challenges.  We are a peer-driven and peer-led recovery community organization that offers services and revery management and promotes volunteerism within the recovery community.

The mission of APAA is to educate all segments of the community about the nature of addiction and mental health recovery, and provide recovery support services to individuals, families, and the community.

We envision a world community that understands addiction and mental health conditions affect the mind, body, and spirit, is free from the stigma associated with addiction and mental health, and supports prevention, treatment, wellness, and recovery.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager is responsible for program development and implementation of APAA peer recovery support program services. He/ She oversees all aspects of the program, from inception to execution, ensuring that objectives are carried out on time and within budget. He/ She supervises team members, prepare progress reports, and ensures the smooth functioning of program operations under his/her oversight.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees APAA recovery support programs, including planning and coordinating programs and services, developing policies and procedures, organizing weekly support groups and special events, and supervising peer support specialists.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with grant requirements and audits.
  • Oversees the development, implementation, and enhancement of program structure, programs, training, and supervision of staff and volunteers.
  • Facilitates interdepartmental meetings and staff workshops.
  • Coordinates agency participation in community events, programs, and activities.
  • Supervises the development of volunteer service opportunities.
  • Facilitates the development of curriculum for recovery support groups.
  • Oversees program enrollment and eligibility processes.
  • Monitors and manages program metrics to manage employee performance.
  • Designs, develops, and revises program material and promotional items.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and organize.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of and skilled in Microsoft computer operations and programs.
  • Experience in working with volunteers and peers in recovery.
  • Familiar with city and county government structure.
  • Excellent judgment concerning professional and personal boundaries and cultural competence.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Ability to anticipate problems/risks, identify causes, and implement solutions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of behavioral health or minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field can be substituted for a degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in program design and implementation.
  • Relevant experience working with volunteers and peers in recovery.
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of addiction, substance use, and mental health recovery.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in the field of behavioral health.
  • Familiar with city and county government structure.
  • Supervisory experience.

Working Environment: This position requires 100% on-site work (no remote or hybrid work).  The position may include prolonged periods of sitting, standing, and working at a computer.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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